Migrant slum in Paris emptied
– French police have cleared the last migrant tent camp in northeast Paris, moving 427 people to shelters as part of a plan to take migrants off the streets.
The migrants, who included four women, were living in 266 tents and makeshift shelters in a canal-side camp “strewn with waste and refuse, overrun by rats and giving off a pestilent and foul-smelling odour”, according to authorities.
Dozens of informal settlements have sprung up around Paris. – AFP